tuition breakdown

$3,600 tuition
$2,850 housing
$1,000 credit fee (optional)*
+ $650 events
$8,100 Total Tuition
**

* The VFCC Credit Fee may be waived by students not wishing to receive college credit for courses taken at SCSL.
** The tuition cost above reflects the estimated costs for the 2014-15 school year. Tuition total is $7,100 for students auditing VFCC classes.  This is subject to change pending any tuition increases.


payment process

a. $25.00 Application Fee due upon receipt of application (not included in tuition)
    Note: Application will not be processed until fee is received.

b. $500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit to reserve spot; due upon acceptance.

c. $1,000.00 Enrollment Fee for academic fees, books, materials, and housing; due upon arrival.
    $1,000.00 Valley Forge Credit Fee (optional) to recieve college credit for courses taken at SCSL; due upon arrival.
    $300.00 Mission Deposit toward student's mission account (not included in tuition); due upon arrival.

d. Remaining Tuition—pick one of the following payment plans:

    1. FULL Payment:
      Number of Payments:  one (1)
      Payment amount:  $6,600.00
      Processing Fees:  (none)
      Payment Due Date:  upon arrival
      Remaining Tuition Total:  $6,600.00 (this includes the $1,000 enrollment fee)

    2. TRIMESTER Payments:
      Number of Payments:  three (3)
      Payment amount:  $1,866.67
      Processing Fees:  $25.00 per payment
      Payment Due Dates:  Sept.15, Dec.15, and March 15
      Remaining Tuition Total:  $6,675.00 (this includes the $1,000 enrollment fee)

    3. MONTHLY Payments:
      Number of Payments:  eight (8)
      Payment amount:  $700.00
      Processing Fees:  $25.00 per payment
      Payment Due Dates:  15 of each month (Sept.—April)
      Remaining Tuition Total:  $6,800.00 (this includes the $1,000 enrollment fee)


delinquent payments

Students who are 30 days late on payment as per their financial payment plan may be released from the program in order to attain the necessary funds. If funds are not raised, the student may be released from the program indefinitely. However, per the Financial Acceptance & Agreement Contract, the remaining tuition balance must be paid in full by the end of SCSL school year.


additional expenses

Every student is required to go on at least one mission trip during the school year. This is not an inclusive cost with tuition, and every student will have to raise his/her funds for the trip. To help assist in meeting the payment schedule for missions trips, each student is required to pay a $300.00 deposit for their trip upon arrival at SCSL. Opportunities to raise funds are provided by SCSL’s fundraising efforts, however students may need to seek additional funds.

Food and living expenses are not included in the cost of tuition; each student is responsible for their own means of living. SCSL offers several scheduled times throughout the week for every student to work a part-time job to assist in living expenses.

SCSL students are strongly encouraged to have a car during the program. Students with vehicles are not obligated to provide transportation for students without vehicles. However, if transportation is provided, students receiving transportation are to be respectful by contributing adequate funds toward gas expenses.

 

loans & scholarships

Because SCSL is not a full-time accredited educational institution such as most colleges or universities, many student loans cannot be applied toward tuition. However, some students have found it successful to pursue unsecured personal loans and direct-to-student loans through private means. Banks often require the borrower to have an account with the lending institution; applying through your current bank may be most successful. Students without an established credit history will likely be required to provide a cosigner. In the past, some students have been able to obtain loans that result in a monthly cost of as little as $150; utilizing part time jobs, support letters, and other means of fundraising may additionally reduce the cost per month when using a loan to pay for your tuition.

SCSL will accept any scholarship that a student obtains which can be awarded and applied toward a non-accredited school. Because SCSL is not a full-time educational institution, many scholarships are not applicable. Private scholarships and donations are also accepted from individuals seeking to sponsor students.

 

online payments

Online payments at large are currently not available via SCSL.com; we are currently in progress of implementing online transactions through our website for the upcoming school year. However, Christian Life Church can accept online payments on our behalf through their LifeLink System. Click Here for access.

You may, however, pay your $25.00 Application Fee at SCSL.com. Click Here for access.